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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

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Martin McDonagh

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Martin McDonagh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pitt ... Larry
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Tommy
Sam Rockwell ... Billy
Colin Farrell ... Marty
Abbie Cornish ... Kaya
Christopher Walken ... Hans
Linda Bright Clay Linda Bright Clay ... Myra
Harry Dean Stanton ... Man in Hat
James Landry Hébert ... Killer (as James Hebert)
Christopher Gehrman ... Cellmate
Christian Barillas ... Catholic Priest
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Al
Kevin Corrigan ... Dennis
Woody Harrelson ... Charlie
Gabourey Sidibe ... Sharice
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Storyline

A struggling screenwriter (Colin Farrell) inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell) kidnap a gangster's (Woody Harrelson) beloved Shih Tzu. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

No te metas con el perro (Don't mess with the dog) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Psychopaths See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,174,915, 14 October 2012

Gross USA:

$15,024,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,226,382
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Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All three leads- Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, and Colin Farrell- have backgrounds in dance. Walken trained as a dancer, Farrell was a country line dancer and instructor, and Rockwell's trademark is dancing in films. See more »

Goofs

Marty wakes up at Billy's place and the little dog has yogurt or ice cream on its chin. Marty has the same on his chin where the dog was licking it. See more »

Quotes

Billy: It's a kidnapped dog. You don't just give back a kidnapped dog. Defeats the entire object of the kidnapping. They didn't just give Patty Hearst back, did they? No, this dog is my Patty Hearst. Except I ain't gonna keep it in a closet and make it rob a bank. No, I'm gonna hold on to it until your asshole boyfriend starts behaving like a decent human being and gives me a bunch of money.
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.15 (2012) See more »

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Inside a Silent Tear
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Written by Blossom Dearie & Mahriah Blackwolf
Published by Blossom Dearie Music/Admin. by Universal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Verve Records
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An Ambitious, If Flawed, Gala of Self-Critique
13 March 2014 | by drqshadow-reviewsSee all my reviews

Gleefully dark comedy with a habitual tendency to go meta. That's actually a central point of the plot, which revolves around Colin Farrell's tail-chasing efforts to compose the film's screenplay whilst in the midst of it. We dance around this issue for a bit in the first hour, but once embraced it leads to a number of sharp, bitterly funny conversations and revelations that really help the film stand out as something different. Its jaded, desensitized approach to gruesome violence can be unsettling, but something tells me that's kind of the point. For that matter, so are the simple, shallow characters that pepper the perimeter and the story's rambling, uncertain climax. Farrell is constantly bookended by his cohorts, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken, who portray two glaringly colorful characters but don't really bring a lot of depth or flavor to the mix. They're each painted with a single stroke, which could again be construed as part of the film's message... but at some point it's natural to question how many times it can fall back on that ready-made excuse. Funny, black hearted and world-weary, but it feels like too much attention is paid to the undercurrents in lieu of the ocean.


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